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About the train journey from Lourdes to Carcassonne

Want to travel from Lourdes to Carcassonne by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Lourdes to Carcassonne usually takes 4 hours 32 minutes on average to travel 195 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 44 minutes. You can expect to find 10 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Lourdes and Carcassonne, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Carcassonne. You can choose to travel with TGV or SNCF to get to Carcassonne – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Lourdes to Carcassonne in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $17.20.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Carcassonne, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Lourdes to Carcassonne by train

It takes an average of 4h 32m to travel from Lourdes to Carcassonne by train, over a distance of around 121 miles (195 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Lourdes to Carcassonne and tickets for this journey start from $17.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 44m
PriceFrom $17.20
Distance121 miles (195 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:26
Last train23:03
Departure stationLourdes
Arrival stationCarcassonne
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF

Lourdes to Carcassonne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lourdes to Carcassonne for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:26 08:25 2h 59m, 1 change
07:39 10:26 2h 47m, 1 change
11:41 14:25 2h 44m, 1 change
12:24 15:23 2h 59m, 1 change
14:03 17:25 3h 22m, 2 changes
15:39 18:25 2h 46m, 1 change
16:26 20:13 3h 47m, 1 change
17:39 20:26 2h 47m, 1 change
18:22 06:12 11h 50m, 1 change
22:03 07:25 9h 22m, 2 changes

TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Lourdes to Carcassonne

You can travel from Lourdes to Carcassonne on TGV, Intercités, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Lourdes to Carcassonne

The price of train tickets from Lourdes to Carcassonne starts at $17.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lourdes to Carcassonne by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Lourdes to Carcassonne

Want to know more about your journey from Lourdes to Carcassonne? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lourdes to Carcassonne take?

The average journey time by train between Lourdes and Carcassonne is 4 hours and 32 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lourdes and Carcassonne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lourdes to Carcassonne is 2 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Lourdes to Carcassonne cost?

Train tickets from Lourdes to Carcassonne can start from as little as $17.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lourdes to Carcassonne?

No, there are no direct train services from Lourdes to Carcassonne. Travelling from Lourdes to Carcassonne by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lourdes to Carcassonne leave?

The first train from Lourdes to Carcassonne leaves at 06:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lourdes to Carcassonne leave?

The last train from Lourdes to Carcassonne leaves at 23:03. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lourdes and Carcassonne by train?

Trains travelling from Lourdes to Carcassonne cover a distance of around 121 miles (195 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Carcassonne to Lourdes.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lourdes to Carcassonne for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/14/2022 for travel on 09/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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